krug_torey_cardBruins defenseman Torey Krug has been skating regularly since he had surgery to repair his broken finger.

Krug took part in an optional morning skate Thursday, as the rest of his teammates prepared to face the Edmonton Oilers at TD Garden.

The original prognosis for Krug was two to three weeks until he’d be back in the lineup. It has now been nine days since Krug was slashed by Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise. Bruins coach Claude Julien provided a positive update on Krug on Thursday.

“Yeah he’s doing well. I’ll let you guys watch, he’s on the ice there this morning and he’s doing well,” Julien said. “Obviously his finger is much better, so it depends how quickly that comes around. He’s the only one that’s probably going to be able to tell us right now. Medically they’ve given him permission to go out there and skate and hold onto his stick and everything else. I think, from what I’m being told right now, it will be up to him how quickly he gets that feeling that he can hold his stick properly and it’s not going to be an issue.”

The Bruins haven’t missed Krug as much as expected. David Warsofsky and Joe Morrow have both joined the lineup since the Minnesota game and the Bruins won have three in a row since then.